Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an archipelago of over 570 tropical islands, of which only 36 are inhabited. Radhanagar beach at Havelock Island was bestowed with the title of ‘Asia’s Best Beach’ in 2004 by the TIME magazine. It is also listed as world’s 7th most spectacular beach in the world on TIME magazine list. Barren Island which is about 135 km (84 mi) north-east of the territory’s capital, Port Blair, is the only confirmed active volcano in South Asia. The Andaman Islands have been inhabited for several thousand years, at the very least. The earliest archaeological evidence yet documented goes back some 2,200 years; however, the indications from genetic, cultural and isolation studies suggest that the islands may have been inhabited as early as the Middle Paleolithic. The Andamans are theorised to be a key stepping stone in a great coastal migration of humans from Africa via the Arabian Peninsula, along the coastal regions of the Indian mainland and towards Southeast Asia, Japan and Oceania. The name of the Andaman Islands is ancient. Italian traveller, Niccolò de’ Conti (c. 1440), mentioned the islands and said that the name means “Island of Gold”
|Tour||04 NIGHTS PORT BLAIR / 02 NIGHTS HAVECLOCK ISLAND / 01 NIGHT NIEL ISLAND|
|Sightseeing||Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair, Kala Pani, Radhanagar beach, Elephant Beach, Baratpur Beach, Coral Point & Glass Bottom Ride at Neil Island|
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Day 01: PORT BLAIR
Arrival at Port Blair, Assistance upon arrival, transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits at City tour of Port Blair as per the timings, Evening Visit be a part of Light and Sound Show at Cellular Jail where the saga of the freedom struggle brought alive
Port Blair is famous for being a significant base for the Indian Coast Guard, Indian Navy and the headquarters for the Tri-Services Command. The township is known for its picturesque beauty and relaxed ambience. Water sports such as snorkelling a major attraction it is also famous for its nearby attractions like Barren Islands, Corbyn’s Cove and Ross Island. Port Blair has an interesting mix of the Nicobarese, Bengalis, Tamils, Telugus and Burmese people. Some parts of the town and nearby islands have been closed-off to tourists in order to conserve the local tribal population
Cellular Jail also known as Kala Pani, it served as the colonial prison for the Indian revolutionaries during the fight for independence and was reputed to be one of the most inhuman and torturous places on earth. Its foundation was laid in the year 1896 and rebels from all over India, Burma and Karachi were exiled for life in this prison. It was taken over by Japanese troops in 1942 during WW II, and in a surprise turn, saw many British troops as inmates. Many lores about the Japanese atrocities on the prisoners still do the rounds here.
Day 02: PORT BLAIR – HAVELOCK ISLAND
Morning move for Havelock Island, Arrival at Havelock Island, transfer to hotel / resort in Havelock Island and move for Sightseeing / Visit in Havelock Island as per the timings,
The largest island in the Andaman chain, Havelock is a haven of limitless blue waters and pristine white beaches. The palm fronds dotting these islands make for a beauteous backdrop, and in recent times, elephant safari has also been started here so that tourists can soak in these charming environs to the fullest. Marine life enthusiasts can enjoy snorkeling here, observing the plethora of turtles, fishes, sea cucumbers and dolphins that are waiting to be sighted. The sea along the coast of Havelock has an abundance of coral and marine life and provides a rich variety of diving possibilities. It has a large number of diving sites: Seduction Point is a huge submerged rock with stag horn coral. Aquarium has a hard, fringing coral with lots of fish. Lighthouse has both hard and soft coral, suitable even for dives in the night. Pilot Reef, Mac Point, Minerva Ledge and Turtle Bay are other promising areas for diving
Radhanagar beach is the mesmerising world of pristine beauty for which one always dream about. Boat from Phoenix Bay Jetty to Havelock Island is the first step inching towards the paradise of spectacular world of sea shore beauty. It is known to be one of the best places for nature lovers as it offers a wide range of flora and fauna. In addition, tourists travelling to the beach can enjoy activities like snorkelling, kayaking, scuba diving and swimming. Elephant rides along with beautiful views of sunsets can also be enjoyed at this beach
Day 03 : HAVELOCK ISLAND
After Breakfast Leisure Activities in Havelock Island & Visit at Elephant Beach
Elephant Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Havelock Island for day trips. Reaching this beach is a hassle free affair as it is accessible either by 30 minutes hike on a jungle path or by opting for one hour boat ride. Known for its beautiful corals and exotic marine life, this beach is ideal for snorkelling. The shoreline of the Elephant Beach was largely swept by the Tsunami that occurred in 2004. At present, the existing beach is a fraction of what it used to be
Day 04 : HAVELOCK ISLAND – NEIL ISLAND
After Breakfast proceed to Neil Island via ferry – Arrival at Neil Island and transfer to hotel / resort get relax and move to Visit at Baratpur Beach, Coral Point & Glass Bottom Ride at Neil Island
Neil Island is very beauty full island with breathtaking views located located in Ritchie’s Archipelago. It is apparently named after James George Smith Neill, a British soldier who had sternly dealt with the insurgents during the suppression of the 1857 Mutiny. It occupies an area of 18.9 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi). The island is located 40 kilometres (25 mi) north-east of Port Blair, the capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is the southernmost island of Ritchie’s Archipelago, save for uninhabited Sir Hugh Rose Island, which is another 3.8 km to the southeast of Neil Island. Port Blair sub-district of the South Andaman district, in the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
Day 05 : NEIL ISLAND - PORT BALIR
Morning proceed to Port Blair (Via ferry). Visit the Corbyn’s Cove Beach 09kms from Port Blair A coconut palm fringed beach and an ideal place for swimming, sun-basking & bathing. Free for leisure, Late Afternoon / Early Evening timings, Visit at Sagarika (Emporium of Handcraft). Samundrika (Naval Marine Museum), Anthropological Museum which displays the tools, models habitats, art and handcrafts of the aboriginal tribes of Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
Day 06 : PORT BALIR
After Breakfast Proceed for Half Day Cruising towards Ross Island
Few miles from Port Blair is the Ross Island, once an administrative headquarter before an earthquake rocked the Island in 1941. The British then left the island and took settlement at Port Blair, since then the Island could never recover from the decay and neglect which had set in. Slowly but steadily the nature took its toll, as banyan trees engulfed the buildings thus replacing the structures created by man. This island makes you nostalgic and takes you back in time when this was an administrative settlement for the British. The Indian Navy has rebuilt some of the old buildings like the bakery and the local stores, from where souvenirs are available
Mount Harriet, the highest peak in the South Andamans (365 metres high). During British Raj, was established as the summer headquarters of the Chief Commissioner. In this place one can enjoy the fascinating over view of the surrounding islands and the sea.
Day 07 : PORT BALIR
Morning proceed to Baratang Islands, En-route Visits at Jarawa Reserve Area, a highly adventurous area inhabited by people of Jarawa Tribes. On reaching we visit the naturally formed Limestone Caves & Mud Volcano. By Late Afternoon / Evening drive back to Port Blair.
The Jarawa also known as Järawa, Jarwa one of the Adivasi indigenous peoples of the Andaman Islands in India. Their present numbers are estimated at between 250–400 individuals. Since they have largely shunned interactions with outsiders, many particulars of their society, culture and traditions are poorly understood. Their name means “people of the earth” or “hostile people” in Aka-Bea. Along with other indigenous Andamanese peoples, they have inhabited the islands for at least several thousand years, and most likely a great deal longer. The Andaman Islands have been known to outsiders since antiquity; however, until quite recent times they were infrequently visited and such contacts were predominantly sporadic and temporary. For the greater portion of their history their only significant contact has been with other Andamanese groups; the experience of such a lengthy period of isolation almost completely lacking in external cultural influences is equalled by few other groups in the world.
Day 08 : PORT BALIR
After Breakfast transfer up to Port Blair Airport as per the timings,